Windows not always drawn in correct places in AO when under Wayland

Bug #1653153 reported by Wise Melon on 2016-12-29
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Ubuntu GNOME
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

After switching from Xorg to Wayland on Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 with GNOME 3.22 I have found that quite often windows will be drawn in the wrong place in the Activities Overview:


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: gnome-shell 3.22.2-1ubuntu1~ubuntu16.10.1 [origin: LP-PPA-gnome3-team-gnome3-staging]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-32.34-generic 4.8.11
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-32-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Thu Dec 29 17:53:03 2016
DisplayManager: gdm3
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-15 (228 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2016-10-19 (70 days ago)

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Wise Melon (wise-melon-deactivatedaccount) wrote :
Changed in gnome-shell:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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Wise Melon (wise-melon-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Since 3.24 on Arch Linux I have also noticed that if one is to go into the AO and:

1. Shift-click to open an application without leaving the AO, or use a keyboard shortcut in order not to have to go back into the AO but to stay in it.
2. Before the window for the application appears in the view click and drag and carry on holding any window in the AO.
3. Release the window when the new one comes up.

If you follow the above steps then you should see something like this:


And if you do the above, but instead of opening a new window, you are to click the "x" button on and then quickly click and drag a window you will either find that the same thing happens, or a large gap is left like here:


Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: New → Confirmed
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Wise Melon (wise-melon-deactivatedaccount) wrote :
tags: added: zesty
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Wise Melon (wise-melon-deactivatedaccount) wrote :
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 17.04 (zesty) reached end-of-life on January 13, 2018.

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Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
status: Incomplete → In Progress
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-shell - 3.28.1-0ubuntu1

gnome-shell (3.28.1-0ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * New upstream release
  * Drop obsolete patches:
    - 27-nm-libexec-path.patch
    - fix-wayland-vbox-crash.patch

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  Cherry-pick patches applied to upstream git master:
  * ui-Theme-lookup-should-respect-XDG_DATA_DIRS.patch:
    - Renamed from ubuntu_theme_lookup_xdg.patch and cherry-picked from
  * workspaceThumbnail-only-update-_porthole-if-the-overview-.patch:
    - Cherry-picks from upstream, avoid unneeded computations in activities
  * popupMenu-Fix-wrong-call-to-clutter_actor_add_child.patch:
    - Cherry-pick from upstream
  * volume-Add-back-sound-feedback-on-scroll.patch:
    - Fix regression causing missing feedback on volume slider scroll

  Add patches proposed upstream:
  * shell-ignore-invalid-window-monitor-index.patch:
    - Fix crash on accessing on invalid monitor windows (LP: #1724439)
  * StIcon-only-compute-shadow-pipeline-when-the-texture-is-p.patch:
    - Don't try to compute shadows on not allocated icons (LP: #1723378)
  * js-fix-invalid-access-errors.patch:
    - Fix javascript errors (LP: #1747566)
  * workspace-fix-repositioned-windows-in-activities.patch:
    - Ensure windows thumbnails coordinates are correct (LP: #1653153)
  * st-texture-cache-Cancel-sliced-image-loading-on-target-ac.patch:
    - Fix possible crash on cache loading
  * st-texture-cache-Don-t-add-NULL-textures-to-cache.patch:
    - Fix crash when deleting NULL textures from cache (LP: #1754445)

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <email address hidden> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:40:17 -0400

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in gnome-shell:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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